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Luxury Cabin Overlooking Large Trout Pond on Former Summer Camp.. Come & Play

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,100 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

2 BR/2BA luxury cabin, trout fishing, kids & dogs love this former summer camp

This luxurious mountain cabin sits atop a knoll overlooking a very large, stocked trout pond ready for fishing. Enjoy grilling out on the home's deck with the new grill while taking in the beautiful view, or just relaxing on the porch by candlelight listening to the cascading water over the rocks of the stream running to the side of the house.

Inside you'll find a very large great room with a combination living/kitchen/dining room which is perfect for relaxing entertainment by the wood-burning, native stone fireplace---perfect on the chilly mountain nights. The living room is equipped with a new HD Television and Blu-Ray/DVD player, as well as DirecTV satellite TV with movie and sports channel packages. The home has wireless, high-speed internet access. The kitchen is equipped with all utensils, as well as virtually all baking, grilling, and other cooking tools that you'll need to prepare a gourmet meal. New glassware and dinnerware sets for 8 are stocked in the cabinets. A coffee maker with permanent filter, toaster, convection toaster oven, and microwave oven are in the home, as are a new washer and dryer set.

This home has just recently been placed on VRBO and has new furnishings, linens, and high-end mattresses. The master BR has a King-sized bed and the second BR is a Queen-sized mattress (both Stearns & Foster). Sheets are 1000-thread count. The living room has a suitably comfortable sleeper sofa (Queen) and new sleeper loveseat (Twin) to make the home sleep 7-8 people, if needed (owner approval).

Originally a summer camp over fifty years ago, the property on which the home now sits is a private, family estate comprised of 66 mountainous acres with two ponds that are fed by 3 streams that all originate on the property. The home sits on the footprint of what was the camp's headmaster's cabin. The original native stone steps lead up the hill to the deck giving the cabin unique, historic character.

There are only two cabins on this camp now, although the tract of land is very large---66 acres---so the two homes on this property remain private from one another. A small mountain separates the two and they are not within sight or hearing range of the other.

There are two small fields at the top of the mountain that are perfect for playing games with the family and throwing balls to the dogs, etc. Unused gravel roads and trails wind through the property and are perfect for leisurely strolls, short hikes, and dog-walking. There are some hidden trails in the forest for those that are brave-hearted that like outright bushwhacking! Kids absolutely love playing in the streams on the property sifting through the water looking for 'rubies' in the rocks and throwing pebbles in the pond.... And the trout-fishing is loads of fun. The largest pond is about an acre and has an outbuilding/garage overlooking that's used as an entertainment site with a very large deck for grilling, eating out, or just relaxing while watching the kids fish.

Structural relics of the old summer camp still exist throughout the property---stone foundations from the dining hall, a stone amphitheater in a mountain cove, old stone outdoor fireplaces, etc.----all making for interesting outdoor exploration.

This property is much more than a rental home---it's an adventure!

(Note: This is a newly added VRBO home, so look at my other home on the property if you'd like to see more reviews from former guest look at property number 350504. If this home is booked for the dates that you're interested in, then I suggest you consider the other home as well).

More Details

David DeLozier
Member since: 2011
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 22, 2018

About David DeLozier

Just a bit about me. I live full-time in Atlanta but am a Western North Carolina native. As a child growing up in the area I loved spending time outdoors and some of my fondest memories were attending Gwynn Valley summer camp in Brevard and hiking in Pisgah Forest. I’ve owned the property where you’ll be staying for about 20 years and previously shared it with my mother and her husband, and now look forward to retiring there myself---hopefully sooner than later! My son,10, loves ‘adventures’ on the property and learning to fish, and I really enjoy gardening, hiking, and anything outdoors as I’m ‘trapped’ in the office in Atlanta most of the time! I’m an amateur botanist/naturalist (most people don’t like to hike with me because I stop to ‘look’ at things all the time!) and the mountains are my escape from city life. I’m counting the days until I return to my mountain home where I'm truly happiest. I'm honored to be the custodian of this beautiful property and share it with my family and friends, and my sincere intent is to have them love and appreciate it as much as we do.

David DeLozier purchased this cabin in 2001

Why David DeLozier chose Brevard

This property is unlike others as it's located on the footprint of a very old summer camp that has old native stone walls, beautiful old stone foundations from buildings like archeological sites, old roads weaving through the property now just trails for walks that go nowhere. Privacy and room to play is what the property offers. Fire pits, picnic tables, an old stone amphitheater built into a mountain cove make things special for family gatherings. All of this 15 minutes from Brevard, 20 minutes from Pisgah Forest with the hiking, waterfalls, and unique mix of cultural offerings, such as the summer Brevard Music Festival and great restaurants, shopping, art and music in this small, mountain town is truly unique. My dream was to share the property with my family and friends, and guests, in hopes that they love and appreciate it as much as I do. The property is large and very private with only two homes. It offers plenty of room to explore and a perfect place for kids and dogs to play outdoors. It's close to town, less than an hour away from Asheville yet just down the road from Gorges State Park, rafting and canoeing, fly fishing and a stocked trout pond right on the property.

What makes this cabin unique

This home has a commanding view of the property as it sits on the same footprint of the former head counselor/camp director's home of decades past. It's located on a small knoll at the bottom of a mountain overlooking the large trout pond, overlooking shop/entertainment building, old stone foundations, fire pit, picnic tables and abundant green lawns and gardens that are the primary features of property. While this listing says 'cabin' it's truly a home with all of the amenities that you'll need as it's very well equipped. One other unique feature is that the driveway comes right up to the home's garage that provides easy access (only 2 steps from garage floor to rear entrance) for my older guests or those with mobility issues.


Brevard Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Max. adults: 5
  • Min. age of primary renter: 26
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Traveler must complete and return the attached rental agreement within 24 hours of booking for confirmation.
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath - toilet , shower
    House Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • The Master Bedroom has a large bathroom with a spacious shower. Another full bathroom suited with a full bathtub services the rest of the home. The home comes supplied with high-quality towels, shampoo, and conditioner for your convenience.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Master - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Master Bedroom has King-size bed with ultra-firm, new Stearns & Foster mattress. Bedroom 2 has Queen-size bed with new Stearns & Foster ultra-firm mattress with memory foam top. Linens are 1000-thread count, new, and pillows/duvet are hypoallergenic.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Foosball
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Weddings and family-oriented group events are considered if discussed and planned well in advance with property owner. A written agreement outlining terms and conditions between renter and owner must be signed. Absolutely no unauthorized parties or other group events shall be permitted.


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Luxury Cabin Overlooking Large Trout Pond on Former Summer Camp.. Come & Play
average rating of 4.980769 based on 52 reviews
Charleston, SC

Words cannot must see it in person!

  • 5 of 5

This place is a hidden gem in western North Carolina. First, David is an incredible would have thought he was in hospitality full-time. Although, he gives you a very descriptive check in/out information sheet...he called to make sure we made it to the cabin without any troubles, and that’s when we knew that the trip would be GREAT! The property itself is immaculate. It’s a mixture of rustic and modern. The pictures don’t do the cabin the justice it deserves. It has a homely feeling, with all the essentials to make it extremely comfortable. I would recommend this place to anyone. If you are planning a romantic getaway, a family vacation, or family reunion...this property will not disappoint!

  • Submitted: Jan 28, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Jacksonville, FL

Perfect! Absolutely Perfect!!

  • 5 of 5

A dozen warm cookies delivered when we arrived! It just keeps getting better. We spend 2 weeks in the summer and two weeks at Christmas at David's property and our December 2017 visit was the best yet. Every time we return there is an upgrade that demonstrates David's attention to detail and his guests. The grounds were in great shape, there were at least 3 dozen trout in the pond, the cabin was immaculate and very well supplied. It was cold this year and we had a fire each day which certainly added to the cozy holiday ambience of a cabin in the woods. Our 3-year old granddaughter and two labs were in heaven on the property, at the ponds, in the fields, along the stream, on the new trail, feeding the fish, playing on the deck, etc., etc.. David could not be more attentive, friendly, and easy to work with. We love this place! Most highly recommended to everyone.

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent property and owner!!

  • 5 of 5

This property is beautiful and the owner has attended to every detail! From comfortable beds and aesthetically pleasing furnishing to a huge pile of seasoned firewood, this property lacks nothing. David was quickly accessible for any questions and facilitated an amazing stay.

  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent Property with Trout Pond. DIRECT TV and WIFI

  • 5 of 5

This property has all the amenities that you could ask for. The kitchen has all the appliances. The wood-burning fireplace has wood stacked ready for use. House sits off a main road with several hundred yards of buffer. Lots of hardwood trees.

  • Submitted: Nov 9, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Secluded Mountain Getaway

  • 5 of 5

David's place is absolutely amazing. It was more than we were expecting. There are two cabins on the property, but both are secluded. We had the house overlooking the pond. The layout is awesome, big open living room and kitchen, and two bedrooms with super comfy beds. There is a big firepit area near the pond where we enjoyed a few fires. Trails around the property lead you to big open areas. There's a creek running along the property for those who like creek walking :)

You feel far from Brevard, but it's a quick and beautiful drive into the town. So much to do within a short distance.

If you're looking for a quiet, relaxing mountain getaway, this is definitely the place you're looking for. David is quick to respond, and super helpful with anything you might need. We enjoyed our stay and can't wait to come back. Thank you so much David!

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely and quiet property, convenient to Brevard

  • 5 of 5

Lovely and quiet propety, only about 9 miles or so drive into Brevard, cloae to Gorges State Park. Favorites were indoor fireplace, front porch, and grounds of propety. Very spacious and private in feel - very much a “check out” (from busy life) kind of place. Fishing pond a little frustrating for men in family since they didn’t catch anything and coffee maker tricky to properly operate but otherwise no problems whatsover. Owner was very nice and readily available for any questions or concerns. Highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Asheville Regional Airport
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Connestee Falls Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
1.2 Miles
Highway 64
Nearest Ski
17.8 Miles
Ski Sapphire Valley
Car: necessary

Gorges State Park Frozen Creek entrance is just down the road within biking distance where trails can be used for mountain biking and long hikes to some of the better waterfalls in the county. Downtown Brevard is approximately 10 miles away (15 minutes or less) with diverse restaurants, in terms of cuisine and price, lots of unique shops and art galleries, antiques, and one of the top toy stores in the country. Additionally, the Brevard Music Center hosts the Brevard Music Festival each summer with the conductor of the Boston Pops, and virtually every holiday has it's own festival in downtown Brevard. Just down the road from my home and property is Headwater's Outfitters with whitewater Rafting, kayaking, canoeing, water tubing, zip lining, and river snorkeling (~2 miles away). The Blue Ridge Parkway's most scenic views, in my opinion, are located between Hwy 215 (turn left at Headwaters Outfitters and drive up the mountain about 10 miles and turn right onto the Parkway). You'll pass Devil's Courthouse and Graveyard Fields---both high elevation quick hikes with great overlooks---and amazing views, often above the clouds, of Looking Glass Rock at almost 6,000 feet, and the return exit back down the mountain to Brevard at Hwy 276 where you'll pass the Pink Beds, Cradle of Forestry, Sliding Rock, and the well known and photographed Looking Glass Falls. The county has more than 20 summer camps attracting families from all US states and internationally. Gorges and Dupont State Forest are both well-known for their waterfalls, but Dupont more so for having been the setting for several recent movies such as the first of the Hunger Games series. Craft beer breweries and tours, especially at Brevard's Oskar Blues East Coast Brewery near downtown, Brevard Brewing Company, Pisgah, and Sierra Nevada's brewery in Mills River (about a 35 minute drive away). Transylvania County is the East Coast mountain biking capitol with some of the best trails in the country. Similarly Pisgah National Forest and the Shining Rock Wilderness area contain some of the best hiking east of the Mississippi.Specific highlights of the area include waterfall tours, as well as tours of the forest and waterfalls where the 'Hunger Games' and other movies were filmed. Brevard has become a mountain biking mecca, and home of the Oskar Blues craft beer brewery.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $90 + Tax
Pet Fee $50 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.75%

Owner accepts online booking and online payment. The home is non-smoking. Early check-in and late check-out possible, pending availability, and a small fee may apply depending time of early arrival and late departure.

The minimum age to rent this property is 25. A lease agreement that complies with the NC Vacation Rental Act will be provided by the owner at the time of reservation and must be signed and returned upon booking. Confirmation of identity via copy of driver's license or equivalent government-issued identification can be sent via USPS, email, or through photo text messaging service to the owner. A refundable damage deposit of $100 provided with a major credit card issued directly to the tenant cardholder who signs the lease agreement. Renter has 24 hours from the time of booking for complete refund, and further details about tenant cancellation thereafter are specified in the lease agreement provided at the time of booking.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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